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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Heron on the Peak Forest Canal


As promised yesterday, two pictures of the Peak Forest Canal.

It was a pleasantly mild spring morning and I saw a heron fly across the canal from the animal shelter at the end of Raglan Street.


I stopped and took a couple of photographs from some distance away before walking towards it. The heron ignored me for a while and I took two more from a little closer. As I got to about fifty feet away it took off and flew around the bend.

11 comments:

Lois said...

What a beautiful bird! Glad you were able to get so close.

Babooshka said...

Champions Gate has some wonderful images of herons and I always tell them how envious I am. Same here. Canals and the elusive heron. Some days you just want to be another daily blog, today I'm Hyde.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow You are so lucky
This bird is wonderful!
Amazing place!
Léia

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Gerald... when I was down there last week I never got a sniff of one... yet my brother saw one by the Green Bridge at the bottom of Apethorn Road.
Great posting on Old Hyde... if you come across anything of interest from that link will you let me know.. :O)

RuneE said...

Well done to get such a fine specimen. I must visit a place where I have seen some before.

Elaine Dale said...

I'm still looking for the first Great Blues of the season in my neck of the woods - I think they're hiding from the crazy lady with the camera....

JM said...

This is a lovely spot! The same heron species (I think) can also be found at the small river that runs through the downtown park here at Oeiras; they are gorgeous and big!

AB said...

Snap - I posted one of those birds, too, this week. Well, they look similar to me. My ornithological knowledge is not that extensive and I just tagged it as egret.

Rose said...

Somehow or other I missed this...I am glad you referred back to it. Great shots.

imac said...

Great capture Gerald.

ascu75 aka Don said...

takes me back the last heron I saw was on Lock Long IN sCOTLAND oops

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